“He’s not a little weird, he’s really weird,” Robinson said of Santorum. “And some of his positions that he has taken are just so weird that I think that some Republicans are off-put. Not everybody is not going to be down, for example, with the story of how he and his wife handled the stillborn child. It was a body that they took home to kind of sleep with it, introduce it to the rest of the family. It’s a very weird story.”
Fact 1: This fetus was not “stillborn” it was alive at birth and died two hours after.
Fact 2: Santorum’s wife had an infection in her uterus that was killing her.
Fact 3: The Santorum’s decided to induce labor in the full knowledge that the fetus would not survive. This was a medically necessary abortion procedure.
Taking it home while creepy is not entirely unheard of. During the Victorian Era the practice of memento mori was very popular; many instances involving treating the deceased as human and setting them up for photographs sometimes with the family. These are the only images of the “child” that this family has and is still widely used in the form of stillbirth photography.
I have doubts that it is all that partisan pundits are making it out to be and while we see fetus; they saw a “child” like many other individuals who are willingly carrying to term.
The lack of empathy here is as nauseating as the right wings insistence that women suddenly wake up one day in the final trimester and decide they simply don’t want to do it any more.
I realize that Santorum is a gigantic frothy mix of stupidity, racism, sexism, classism, and Christian supremacism, and that he deserves much ire for his blatant hypocrisy on abortion, but it really isn’t helping out arguments any to continually focus on how they chose to mourn the necessary termination of a pregnancy they wanted.
Clay Bennett/Chattanooga Times Free Press (12/11/2011)
This is what people under the age of 18 will now resort to. It boggles the mind to think that the same people who believe in limited government and want to decrease government regulation of the lives of Americans, want to regulate something that is so essentially personal to Americans. I wish the GOP and the Tea Party would get their shit in gear and realize what they’re about to do.
-Apparently the state of Mississippi has never heard the phrase “Separation betweenChurch and State” or maybe they just don’t understand its meaning.
-The Mississippi Bill of Rights mean jack sh*t to the Supreme Court of Mississippi.
-“Personhood” as defined by the wonderful law makers of the state of Mississippi begins at conception or “fertilization” (vomit time) and therefore an abortion should be illegal.
-Apparently Catholicism seems to be a part of all of this, because birth control will also be illegal.
-Louisiana better get ready for a flood of individuals coming across the border into their state for abortions and birth control.
-In all, I learned that I am eternally grateful that I live in a state where I can do to my body WTF I want to do to my body, without fear of biscuit-eating, gun-toting, dip-spitting cowboys chasing me down and locking me up for it (I apologize if anyone from Mississippi reads this and is NOT, in fact, any of the above mentioned stereotypes).
He doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state.
He believes abortion should be illegal.
He doesn’t support the repeal of DoMA and didn’t support the repeal of DADT.
He doesn’t support putting more money into inner-city schools, but does support vouchers for religious schools.
He believes creationism should be taught alongside evolution in public schools.
He doesn’t believe HIV causes AIDS.
While he doesn’t support a federal ban on gay marriage, he also doesn’t support a federal law legalizing gay marriage. Some see this as a states’ rights issue, and this is how he frames it, but he does support other federal legalization movements (drugs, for example).
His newsletter spouted horrible racist content for twenty years. He denies writing any of it, but if he allowed this content to go out under his name, he either approved it or was so ignorant of both the type of people he associates with and the type of content going under his name that he shouldn’t be trusted to run anything.
He believes in reinstating the gold standard, which most economists believe was one of the major causes of several financial crises during the early part of the 20th Century, including the Great Depression.
He believes in free market capitalism.
He wants to get rid of Affirmative Action.
He is a frequent guest on the Alex Jones radio show. Alex Jones is a government-hating conspiracy theorist nutter. If you don’t know who Alex Jones is, then Google him.
Any of these items should keep a sane liberal from voting for Ron Paul.
His stance on drugs and wars win him a lot of liberal fans, but only if they don’t look at literally anything else he stands for.
Any one surprised by this? I didn’t think so. It seems that he has a very lengthy anti-choice history from what is detailed in the article. He has even gone so far to “praise a county prosecutor who had threatened teachers for using a sex education curriculum” that was put in place by former administrations and promoted the use of birth control. Keeping it classy by denying birth control and attempting to make abortion illegal. Why does this sound familiar? Oh, that’s right. It is the new thing of the party of “We want you all barefoot, pregnant, and ignorant” AKA as the (new) Republican Party brought to you by people who pretend to have no opinion on social issues.
The large problem with this is after all is said and done with his self created budget woes is that he will next slash the budget in other ways and like all anti-choicers it is highly probable that he will ignore what the Hyde Amendment does and proceed to attack abortion rights under the guise of “no tax payer funding of abotion” in yet another all out attack on woman’s health.
What’s next for these guys; a repeal of Civil Rights? At this point it wouldn’t shock me at all.
I think the Republicans have sealed their fate with this one. Their unwillingness to compromise has led to a budget that more than likely won’t past Senate.
So far they have accepted Amendments that defund Planned Parenthood, Public Broadcasting, and the Health Care Reform.
The Republicans are betting on fear of a Government shut down (in two weeks) will force the vote in their favor.
If it does end with shut down they will get out their index fingers and blame game the left for not rolling over and doing what they want. Well to be more precise they have already started blaming with false claims made by House Speaker Boehner regarding shut down.
I want them to have a visual of the opposition this bill and others like it have so that they cannot claim a majority opinion and they cannot claim that they have not been told that there is opposition to this bill and the others that are being pushed across the country.
Please reblog, share and bug your reps. Do not let them dismiss us, ladies (and lovely male followers)!
Lisa Edelstein (Cuddy; House MD) for Move.on Pro-choice television campaign.
WASHINGTON – Engulfed by criticisms from women’s advocates, House Republicans have reportedly given up on legislative language that would deny some rape victims the ability to seek federally-assisted abortion coverage.
But according to the leading abortion rights group NARAL, a new version of a related bill would allow hospitals to deny abortion care to a woman even if her life is in danger. (NARAL obtained an advance copy of the new markup.)
A spokesperson for NARAL told Raw Story that Republicans have added a provision to H.R 358, the “Protect Life Act,” sponsored by Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA), to amend the Affordable Care Act in a way that could preclude women in life-threatening situations from receiving an abortion.
“Anti-choice politicians have gone from redefining rape to denying abortion care to women who will die without it,” NARAL president Nancy Keenan said in a statement. “When it comes to attacking women’s freedom and privacy, these politicians know no bounds. This debate is just getting started. Any member of Congress who has signed his or her name to this agenda must be held accountable for such extreme attacks against women’s reproductive-health services.”
The GOP has moved on in their fight to control woman’s reproduction rights; this time targeting pregnant women who more than likely want their children, but will die with out the abortion.
Today on the Blaze; readers fall for Breitbart tactics… again.
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion provider in the United States, has notified the FBI that at least 12 of its health centers were visited recently by a man alleging to be a sex trafficker, but who may be involved in a ploy to trap clinic workers.
The visits were made between Jan. 11 and Jan. 15 to Planned Parenthood health centers in Virginia, Indiana, New York, New Jersey, Washington and Arizona.
In each case, according to Planned Parenthood, the man sought to speak confidentially with a clinic employee and then requested information regarding health services for sex workers, including some who he said were minors and in the U.S. illegally.
Touchy topic and trigger warning for dimwitted republicans comparing abortion to racial inequality, to which Sean Hannity in all of his ignorance then proceeded to state that it IS racial because black women have more abortions than white women…
In short, the republican morons seem to think that abortion is discrimination against fetuses… I’m not even kidding.
This is seriously one of the dumbest anti-choice argument I have ever heard and I pitty Al Sharpton for even attempting to talk some sense in to the collective idiocy of the right wing.